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Event Series Event Series: Spectrum: Society of Wonder

Spectrum: Society of Wonder

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Spectrum: Society of Wonder by Animal Cracker Conspiracy

Four celestial entities have arrived to confront a mysterious force threatening to consume the very fabric of our existence. Using ancient star lore, the visitors conjure mythological beings to regenerate the Earth and guide humanity towards a luminous existence. Enlivened by a San Diego Symphony string quartet, this full-on puppetry spectacle from San Diego-based Animal Cracker Conspiracy channels the silly, supernatural and sublime, inviting us to appreciate the universe and our place in it.

Featuring giant and stilt puppets designed and built by Animal Cracker Conspiracy, including two brand new lantern puppets made in a workshop facilitated by Andrew Kim, and 100 lanterns made by audience members. To make a lantern, arrive an hour before the performance start time at Revelle Plaza and be part of the light show! Lantern making is a first come, first served free activity.

WOW Festival proudly presents this “First Look” project that gives you the opportunity to be part of the very first audiences. Read more here.



Animal Cracker Conspiracy

Animal Cracker Conspiracy
Writer/Director Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn
Music performed by San Diego Symphony
Puppet Design: Iain Gunn and Bridget Rountree
Dramaturg Gabriel Greene
Production Manager: Niko Lambrose Smith

San Diego-based artists Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn are Animal Cracker Conspiracy, a contemporary hybrid puppet company invested in pushing the boundaries of kinetic performance. Joining forces in 2004, their ongoing practice is based on a shared interest and exploration of where fine art, puppetry, performance art, physical theater, film and mixed media intersect. They actively cultivate the suspension of disbelief by embracing the unknown and using the manipulation of puppets to create original stories. Past work includes: 2022 WOW Festival’s Transmythical; Digital WOW’s The Society of Wonder, Adrift, Myth Project 1, Paper Cities Project, The Collector, Desire to Fly and many others.

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April 5
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Approx 60 mins

Patron Notes

Recommended for all ages. Come to Revelle Plaza an hour before the start time to make a lantern and be part of the light show. This is a sit down show with a narrative, arrive on time for full enjoyment. Grass seating: bring your own chairs and blankets! This event takes place at night. Bring a jacket.